A new oral antiviral drug may be a future tool in the global fight against measles, according to a new international study.
What is the deadly Ebola virus and is Australia at risk of an outbreak?
Heartbleed, the bug that has preoccupied thousands of websites and millions of users over the past week, may well have been the biggest security flaw in internet...
Scientists have successfully implanted laboratory-grown vaginal organs into four teenagers who had underdeveloped or absent vaginas.
Scientists say governments should review use of the common anti-flu medication Tamiflu after a new report questioned the efficacy of the drug.
The sudden death of a previously healthy young individual is a rare but tragic event. Every year about one in 100,000 people aged between one and 35 dies suddenly...
Two Sydney doctors have invested in a state-of-the-art robot that takes some of the risk out of spinal surgery and improves recovery time.
There's a call to revise treatment guidelines for box jellyfish stings after new research that shows vinegar can release more venom in victims.
European environmentalists are campaigning to prevent the damming of the continent's few remaining wild rivers.
Debate over safari-style hunting of crocodiles in Australia's Top End is back in the spotlight.
A headband containing electrodes takes the edge off migraines before they develop into acute blinding pain.
A bacteria which causes bladder and blood infections could evolve and become resistant to almost all antibiotics, Queensland researchers say.
This month marks the 30th anniversary of the discovery of HIV, which affects over 25,000 people in Australia.
The World Health Organisation says it’s particularly concerned about the increasing global consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks, including soft drinks and sports...
Climate change is already having a major impact on the planet, with impacts forecast to worsen significantly, according to the latest summary of peer-reviewed...
A landmark United Nations report says soaring carbon emissions will intensify the risks of conflict, hunger, floods and migration this century.
Australian researchers are among 250 scientists in 20 countries who have successfully mapped human gene activity. But what are the implications of this new research?
The number of Australians expected to suffer from arthritis would reach seven million by 2050, unless the federal government takes preventative measures, a group...
The only camera to return from NASA's moon missions in 1969-1972 has been sold at an auction in Vienna for $A842,431.
Environmentalists have welcomed federal government plans to appoint a Threatened Species Commissioner.
A new study has highlighted the impact of human involvement in the disappearance of New Zealand's iconic megaherbivore, the moa.
Australia's Academy of Science is backing calls from the chief scientist for Australia to develop a long-term science strategy.
Key representatives of US space agency NASA have travelled to Australia to mark 50 years of Australian involvement in NASA's deep space missions. The body says it...
Almost 14 billion years after the Big Bang in theory brought the universe into existence, astronomers have found the first evidence of the cosmic inflation they...
Perth's Zoo has donated $30,000 to an anti-poaching team in Indonesia to help save endangered Sumatran rhino in the wild.
Scientists have discovered waves that move through space and time believed to be the "first tremors of the Big Bang", in what could be a Nobel prize win.
Getting Australia's politicians to put more emphasis on science is the key goal of a two-day gathering in Canberra.
Some of the most brilliant minds in the world are meeting in Sydney this week to figure out how to better understand one of the least understood organs in the...
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There's concern over the fact that almost half of the total numbers of youths under supervision are Indigenous.
A week from Anzac Day, and Australians are being asked to remember the many battles our young nation fought in, between 1914 and 1918. The Prime Minister has...
The late Father Frank Fletcher dedicated his life to working with the Koori families of Sydney. Now, his work has been immortalised with the publication of a new...
A group of football-mad doctors have joined together to help raise awareness of yellow fever as Socceroos fans gear up for the finals.
Wine, sport and spoons were among the gifts declared by members of the NSW Parliament throughout 2010 and 2011, but a $3000 bottle of Grange made no appearance.